Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 14, 2015
    Nicole from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I booked the"theme park view" at the Contemporary, I know it's much pricier than other resorts but it's so convenient bc it's close to MK. Is it worth the extra $2000 or would Caribbean Beach be just as nice with some extra travel? I am torn...

    Hello Nicole!

    The Theme Park View room category at Disney's Contemporary Resort is definitely a splurge and a magical view! Whether it's "worth" the extra money depends on what you value most. For me, I love Disney's Contemporary Resort, because we have small children, two strollers, and we spend most of our time in Magic Kingdom. Being able to walk back to the resort after a fun day with sleeping children in the strollers and not have to wake them up to get on the bus is priceless. However, we do enjoy watching Wishes Nighttime Spectacular by Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom, so the room view and watching fireworks from the comfort of my own bed is not that important to me. I would probably save money by choosing a less expensive view to spend on eating as many Mickey Ice Cream Bars as I could find.

    Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is awesome as well! It is less convenient transportation wise, but still has an efficient and complimentary bus system to act as your royal coach in transporting you to the Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, and Downtown Disney. One of my favorite things to do there is read a book in a hammock. Yes, I know; there are attractions to be ridden, but sometimes a girl just needs to relax. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort also has an incredible main pool for any swashbucklers you may have, and six leisure pools for those looking for a more quiet swim.

    You'll have fun at either resort and make many magical family memories. The question is, what is in your budget? My family has an amazing time whether we stay in a Disney Value, Moderate, or Deluxe Resort, because we are together and feel the Disney pixie dust. Good luck with your decision and have a fantastical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Tania, Virginia

I've been on numerous Walt Disney World Resort vacations, ranging from girlfriend getaways, anniversary trips, "runDisney-cations," mommy/daughter trips and family vacations with my 5 princesses in tow! Need a reason for a Disney vacation? I've got 20! Learn More About Tania

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